Saba J - tutor  

Saba J

£125.00 per hour

5.0
(2 reviews)
(2 reviews)
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About Saba

Experienced, friendly, professional, Cambridge graduate

Hello

I am a University of Cambridge graduate and native English speaker. I've tutored English for over 15 years with almost all of my long-term students attaining A-A* grades at GCSE, A-Level and equivalent, and around 95% long-term pupils improving their test scores and grades by at least two grade levels. Under the new 9-1 GCSE specifications, 100% of my pupils attained 7-9 grades (A/A* equivalents) in 2017. I have experience of teaching English Literature and Language to GCSE level in the independent school sector, and am also the Managing Director of a small Education Consultancy and Tutoring company as well as a UK Solicitor, having spent many years working in the legal field before choosing to focus exclusively on teaching. My classroom teaching at secondary school level was consistently verified as 'Outstanding' and 'Excellent' in formal observations for Ofsted by the school's Headteacher.

After graduating from Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, I initially worked in the City, at one of the world's premier law firms in Canary Wharf, before I moved to Berkshire to work for a major UK charity and then the legal non-profit sector. Over the past few years, I've copy-edited a variety of publications, websites and magazines, both as Senior Editor and Copy-Editor. In addition to my love of teaching, I also enjoy reading, yoga, mindfulness meditation, walking the English countryside, and spending quality time with friends and family.

I have a particular passion for teaching both English (Literature and Language) as well as the Law. I specialise in teaching and videotutoring exam technique for pupils aged 12-24 and adult learners. I have plenty of experience of teaching English Literature at GCSE, iGCSE, A-Level, Pre-U, & their equivalents. I additionally help pupils prepare for 14+ SATS English exams, the Common Entrance tests, university entrance examinations, BMAT tests, Driving Theory tests, and a plethora of other written tests. I also continue to teach Law from undergraduate/postgraduate to professional level.

I personally attained nine A* grades in all of my GCSE examinations, and scored four extremely high A-Grade results in all of my four A-Level subjects, both at AS and A2 Level. The A* level grade for AS and A2-Level was introduced several years after I obtained my qualifications. I also scored the highest results in my school and was awarded local prizes for three of my four A-Level subjects, namely English Literature, French, and Government & Politics.

I believe there are particular secrets to success that can be acquired and taught. A good personal tutor with a proven track record of success will help the pupil to enjoy the subjects they currently find difficult whilst simultaneously maximising the pupil's potential and exam performance, regardless of the quality of teaching at school or the pupil's previous performance in tests and examinations.

I have been teaching English, Maths and French to Key Stage 3 and GCSE level since the late 1990s, and have taught up to A-Level and professional level since 2008. I understand that attaining higher grades or a better pass mark is often a key motivating factor for seeking tuition. My pupil accomplishments include an A-Level English Literature student who improved from a U Grade (prior to tuition) to attaining a high A-grade both in her AS resit and her A2 A-Level exams after less than one year of lessons. Another more typical pupil improved from a D-grade to an A-grade at A2 level within one year of lessons. My longterm GCSE & AS/A2 and equivalent level students almost always score A*-A passes, regardless of initial ability or examination grades prior to commencing lessons.

As a lawyer and qualified Solicitor in England and Wales, I have been teaching and training lawyers and other professionals at charities and not-for-profit sector organisations for over four years. I tutor Law up to and beyond postgraduate level, including a wide range of Law undergraduate, LPC & GDL subjects. I have recent experience of working as a secondary school English teacher and of teaching GCSE year groups and Key Stage 3 pupils. I also have experience of teaching younger pupils including KS2 pupils and pre-school children. I have significant experience of teaching pupils who are learning English as a second language, including experience of teaching classrooms with up to 45% of pupils learning English as a second language, and I am experienced in working with pupils with special educational needs. One of my notable accomplishments with young children was teaching a 2 year old how to read independently in English using phonetics. I am always delighted to hear from parents who would like to give their children an early head-start.

During my time at Cambridge University, I volunteered as an Access Officer for Gonville & Caius College, which provided me with a unique insight into the Oxbridge admissions process. I feel privileged to be able to impart these insights to my pupils. I have been offering assistance with UCAS personal statements and Oxbridge applications, as well as general education consultancy, for over 13 years with approximately 75% of my mentees securing offers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and approximately 100% securing offers from Russell Group universities. My mentees have successfully secured places to study Medicine, Law, Economics, Engineering, Humanities and a wide array of other subjects.

I specialise in teaching exam preparation and exam technique, as well as re-sit preparation, using a variety of interactive methods suited to the individual student. The most popular methods I use include online tuition, and face-to-face tuition, both of which my pupils find highly effective and enjoyable. Facetime lessons are currently a very popular choice with pupils and parents with busy schedules, as these save on travelling time.

I have a friendly and approachable outlook, and I find that this is a key component of my pupils' success. I believe in offering a tailored programme combined with a flexible and compassionate approach, assessing each pupil's individual needs at the outset. I enjoy seeing my pupils making remarkable progress not only academically, but also in their confidence and enjoyment of their studies.

Significant discounts are available for parents or pupils who book their lessons termly in advance, or 18 weekly in advance. Videotutoring discounts now also available. I also run Summer and Christmas holiday revision intensive courses, on a first come first serve basis.

All UCAS Personal Statement and University Interview packages 50% off, for a limited time period:
£350 Bronze
£750 Silver
£1500 Gold
POR Platinum. Includes personal tour guide for college/university of choice.

CV and Interview Skills training packages 50% off for a limited time period:
£350 CV Review - Bronze
£750 CV Review - Silver
£799 CV Revew & Interview Skills - Gold
POR CV Review & Interview Skills - Platinum.

I also offer Business Development and Leadership training, for individuals and companies, including:

a) Introductory Session Leadership and Management Skills (1hr online or face-to-face) £199
b) Leadership and Management Skills (5 hrs online) £1399
c) Leadership and Management Skills (5 hrs online or face-to-face) £1399
d) Introductory Session Business & Practical Contract Law (1hr online or face-to-face) £199
e) Business & Practical Contract Law (5 hrs online) £1399
f) Business & Practical Contract Law (5 hrs online or face-to-face) £1399
g) Introductory Session Sales and Negotiating Skills (1hr online or face-to-face) £199

All other lesson rates are available to view opposite.

Most of my pupils choose to attend lessons online (currently the most popular method) or face-to-face at my home-office in the quaint, historic village of Colnbrook, in Berkshire which is known for being the birthplace of the Cox's Orange Pippin apple. I do also offer to travel to local locations for lessons for a small additional fee. Colnbrook village is served by good public transport links to the Piccadilly Line into London, and to Slough, Hounslow, West London and surrounding areas. The village is also easily accessible from the M4 by car and is close to Windsor, Staines, Heathrow, and Slough.

I have a valid Enhanced DBS/CRB certificate, and parents are most welcome to request to view these and any of my Cambridge degree certificates or A-Level/GCSE transcripts. I understand that finding a new tutor can be a challenging process; parents of younger children may sit in and observe the first lesson, and I warmly encourage parents to ask any questions!
Hourly rate: £125.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

5.0
(2 reviews)
(2 reviews)

Reference: Saba Jamall

Written by Noreen I
Saba Jamall is a talented and knowledgeable tutor who has been teaching both Law and English. She is a highly experienced individual who is able to cater to her tutees academic requirements.Recently she has been teaching Law to Russell Group university students with great success

She has excellent communication skills and is able to deliver challenging concepts in a student friendly manner.

I highly recommend Saba Jamall as a tutor.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
All students under her tutelage received A-A* grades and equivalent under iGCSE.She has a high success rate.

A smart and diligent person

Written by Mahreen F
Saba is smart and diligent in her work. She has a patient, kind way of dealing with people. I have found her supportive and encouraging of those around her. I have known her since 2003 during her time at the University of Cambridge reading Law.
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
N/a personal reference

Education and Qualifications

University

University of Cambridge
Masters
University of Cambridge
BA (Hons) Law

School

Dartford Grammar School for Girls
A Levels
  • English Literature
    A
  • Maths
    A
  • French
    A
  • Government and Politics
    A
AS Levels
  • English
    A
  • Maths
    A
  • French
    A
  • Government and Politics
    A
Dartford Grammar School for Girls
GCSEs
  • English Language
    A*
  • English Literature
    A*
  • Maths
    A*
  • Science
    A*
  • Science
    A*
  • History
    A*
  • Art
    A*
  • Religious Studies
    A*
  • French
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

All my pupils in 2017 for GCSE and A-Levels scored A-A* grades and their equivalents on the 9-1 GCSEs.

Won three subject prize awards for three of four of my A-Level subjects in 2002, scoring the highest individual results for each of these subjects (English, Maths, and French) at Dartford Grammar School for Girls.

English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition national finalist 1999.

Magistrates Mock Trials national winner as defence counsel 1998.

Various other national and local awards.

Other Qualifications

Qualified as a UK Solicitor, litigated successfully in the High Courts (Royal Courts of Justice).

Legal Practice Course - from Nottingham Law School.

Various certifications and two degrees from Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge.


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